Tuesday Trends: 5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

If social media had a mission statement, it would be to bring people together while simultaneously keeping them informed. Here are 3 ways to do just that for the bride and groom’s big day!

1. Planning: A decade ago, wedding planning meant stacks of magazines and a three-ring binder for most brides. Today, everything needed to plan a wedding can be found on a smart phone. Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas on everything from hair styles to bridesmaids dresses to event decor. And for the brides that don’t want every detail of their wedding shared before the big day, Pinterest has secret boards. If a bride needs more than inspiration to plan a wedding, Google has a wedding budget template and apps like lover.ly and The Knot can help tame the chaos before the nuptials. 

2. Day-Of Coordination: Utilize apps like Wedding Party, Wedding Planner for iPad, and appy couple for a more seamless day of experience. These apps have can coordinate vendor information, send out email reminders to the wedding party when they need to be somewhere, keep a shot list for photographers and so much more.

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3. Crowdsource Your Photographs: Wedding photographs are the piece of the ceremony and reception that will last forever and many couples don’t want to miss out on the moments between their guests. Crowdsourcing wedding photos is a great way to involve their guests and have photographs they would otherwise not have. A popular trend now is creating a wedding hashtag and having guests share their photos on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag. Apps like WedPics, Snapable, and Eversnap allow the couple, the wedding party, and all the guests to share photos and videos during the ceremony and reception and order prints and albums to help remember the day.

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Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Ashlye McCormick Design

Another vendor Mahaffey loves working with is Ashlye McCormick Design. With over 15 years of experience creating unique and creative events, they can do anything from weddings, to large and small galas! Approaching each project with a creative vision helps them to design customized events, reflective of each client and his or her personality.

Check out Ashlye McCormick Design on Facebook for more pictures of her beautiful floral designs!

Ashlye McCormick Design

Ashlye McCormick Design

Ashlye McCormick Design

Did You Know: Flowerwheel App

If you are planning an event or just love flowers, the new Flowerwheel app is perfect for you! With this interactive new app, available in the iTunes app store, you can select the date of your event, pick the color and browse through flowers to pick from.

Flowerwheel can be installed on your iPhone and/or iPad, to be carried around everywhere you go. With over 500 flowers to choose from, there should be no question as to which flowers would suit your event perfectly. After selecting your criteria and finding your favorites in “the garden,” you can save and email them if need be. You can even click on a specific flower and learn more about it.

In case you aren’t able to purchase the app, download the lite version for free!

Check out our friend Annabella Charles‘s blog for more details on this fabulous app, courtesy of Woodward Enterprises, LLC.